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22/06/2013 00:00:00
by Kickoff.com
New transfer deal ... Benjani Mwaruwari

BENJANI Mwaruwari will complete his move to Bidvest Wits on a renewable one-year-deal next week after cutting ties with Chippa United.

According to Ralph Nkomo, who manages Mwaruwari, the contract that will take the veteran striker to Wits is now being finalised.

“We are just ironing out a few things now with regards to the contract but it should be done as it is a matter of merely finalising things. At his age it is more interesting to go on a renewable one year deal so that he remains motivated.

“Everything should be done by next Wednesday and the good thing is that Gavin Hunt (new Wits coach) knows him well since Benji trained with SuperSport for some time while Gavin was still the coach there.

“So it should be a smooth completion of the deal especially when considering that Benji plays as a non-foreigner in South Africa,” says Nkomo.

Mwaruwari was supposed to have stayed on with Chippa until the end of the month but misunderstandings over the Promotional Play-offs led to him to not returning.

“The Original contract was supposed to go up to the end of the League season but with Chippa getting into the Play-Offs there was an agreement to extend it up to the end of June.

“However, once there was a long break between the Play-offs games there was a misunderstanding about when Benji should go back after he went away to spend time with his family,” explains Nkomo.

Mwaruwari - who turns 35 this year - has shown glimpses of his aggressive style in the games that he has played for Chippa and still carries the kind of qualities of a striker that Hunt always believes in.


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